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orleans along with ravens' fans and go to abc2news.com to find out how you can get involved. a family shows their love and support for the ravens in a pretty spectacular light show. >> we have video of the show coming up on "good morning maryland" at 5:00 which begins right now. severe storms now flood worries, what a week it's been weather-wise here in maryland. how the rash of heavy rain overnight could be affecting your morning drive. the clock is ticking with the super bowl and how fans are passing their time ahead of the big game. i'm sure they're finding a way in new orleans and i know they are here. you don't have to look hard to see purple pride in baltimore. in the meantime, thank you for joining us, i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. lynette you say maybe the worst of it is over? but now we've got the aftermath of flooding. >> exactly. so we still have some flooding around the area. coastal flooding and i'm going
to show you that in a minute but also the big story today charlie is going to be the windy conditions. we look at maryland's most powerful radar as of now and well we can see some of this still a light band rolling in across the bay as of now. and beck see it right -- we can see it right around copeland and buck neck landing and also the beach. we're also seeing some -- light rain around cecil county this morning and we could see it around leslie, northeast. moderate rain and steadier around around pines edge and -- rain around pines edge and lombard. this is sliding up north and east around pennsylvania. take it easy on the roadways this morning and then we'll start to see things looking up a bit. as we look at the flood warnings we have a coastal flood advisory you can see it for the areas here shaded in the blue color, for the creeks and streams they're dealing with a flood warning. but all in all things will be improving through the day in terms of the flooding. temperatures right now coming in at 45 degrees in ricers
reisterstown but the winds will stay with up out of the west at 40 miles per hour. megan and charlie, over to you. be carolful on the roads this morning because of what lynette is talking about. the flash flood warning in effect right now in many of the streets that you use to get to work. could be impassable. abc2 news linda so is out on york road this morning and linda i know the situation out there is pretty bad. what are you seeing? >> reporter: the road is completely flooded out. we're here along york road. this whole road this intersection here is flooded out. they have a truck state highway administration is manning this lane right here. the signage it says high water. directing traffic into that one lane because that lane happens to be flooded out from all that rain. chances are you heard it overnight while you were sleeping. and this is what it's resulting in this morning. so as you're getting ready for work, getting the kids ready for school, keep in mind that you want to take some extra time because your normal route
may have to be detoured because of flooded out streets like this one. again, no matter how shallow the water may look, you never want to drive through standing water because you never know how deep it is. it doesn't take that much for your car to stall out. so you want to heed those warnings and pay attention to those signs. we did make several calls around to area dispennsylvaniaers this morning and we're told that in -- dispatchers this morning and we're told that in several counties around in area this is the situation. they have flooded out roads. be mindful of that. not all the roads are -- there's not going to be cones and science up on all these areas and it's still -- signs up on all the areas and it's still dark outside. take your time and keep your eye out for standing water and again never drive through it. this is the situation along york road. many other area roads in the same boat. area roads flooded from all of that rain we had overnight. again we're live in york, linda so, abc2 news. well, linda unfortunately that situation is going to be a problem across the region.
we have flooding right now reported in carol county right on 795. at main street. and for those of you traveling in anne arundel county, we have more flooding reported on 97 that's going to be right at hoods mill road. the problems persist in baltimore county, linda just showed you about the flooding right on york road. you also want to watch out for flooding in cockeysville at sherwood road. this is what 95 looks like at 395. fortunately everything is up to speed and you won't see any delays getting through the fort mchenry tunnel. just the normal eight minutes northbound from the beltway to the toll plaza. a look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times the beltway is free of delays on the east side just 11 minutes right now on the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and the west side nice and clear, you're looking at an 11 minute ride as well on the outer loop from 795 down to 95. that's a look at your morning commute. megan and charlie, over to you. from the billboards that greet you when you drive into baltimore on 95 to the homes in the hills decorated with flying
ravens' flags, fans everywhere are getting ready for sunday's super bowl game and let's be honest. you got three days in waiting right? abc2 news' sherrie johnson is live in towson with more on what fans are doing to get ready for the big game. you know, people are having to bide their time. >> reporter: that's right charlie. just about everywhere you go, you can see purple pride. it's everywhere. take a look behind me here. we're actually located here in front of the baltimore county police headquarters' building in towson where as you can see this police car is decked out in purple. supporting the baltimore ravens and their road to the super bowl. but it's not just here. many people are crazy for the ravens, baltimore is caught up in a purple haze. at the store in fells point, they are helping spread the purple fear. the store is well stocked with super bowl shirts and everywhere you look in baltimore you see ravens' purple. people are decorating the town for super bowl victory celebration and there's no doubt there's much love for the ravens here. a team that has brought this city together.
>> we love football around here. we didn't have it for a while. and everybody loves the ravens. >> we're going to win. so you're going to turn everything into purple. baltimore is purple. we're raven proud around here. >> go ravens! we're going to win! sunday! >> reporter: for sunday's super bowl -- ready for a win. you know it's important to know that tomorrow there'll be a number of baltimore county offices that will compete to see who has the most fan spirit and which office can be the loudest. so that competition kicks off at 8:45 tomorrow morning. reporting live in towson, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. ♪ i love it. we will rock you. ball so hard. that's the message this
homeowner is sending in ellicott city. it will make you do a double take. the light show was set up to celebrate the ravens and of course trash the opponents. there's also a san francisco logo that appears to blow up. let's see there it is. yeah. balls to the ground. i love it. hey listen we want to remind you before the game we are bringing you another live ravens' special on friday night. we are going to have live team coverage of all the best tailgating spots around the area plus a breakdown of everything you can expect from super bowl sunday. that all starts right here on abc2 at 7:00. what's the state of howard county? well, county executive ken ulman will deliver his seventh state of the county address. he's going to be delivering the speech at turf valley at ellicott city and he's welcomed by the chamber. his audience will include several hundred business and community leaders. all right, let's talk about what's going on right now.
because we do have a wind advisory for our entire state and it's basically for the areas here shaded in the gray color and actually i'm going to correct that. it's not for the entire state. it's for the gray colors because we can see along the eastern shore here not under that wind advisory but it will last until 6:00 this morning. as you look at the yellows this is a high wind warning in effect for delaware and points off towards the north and east. so be prepared for wind gusts up to about 50 miles an hour and we've already had reports now at 40 in baltimore and these gusts will continue through the day. now as we look at what's happening in terms of the wet weather. well we're wrapping that up. things are looking up. we just have a few more showers that are crossing the bay. heading over towards the eastern shore this morning. but on the backside, that's where we're going to focus our attention because now we get the cold side of the system with some snow pushing in through the overnight hours and that will linger right into friday morning. i'll give you more details on that coming up but right now
let's get a check of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well all of the rain has really left flooding behind across the region. if you're traveling in carol county, be careful on 795 at main street. there's a lot of flooding as well. in baltimore county, be careful on western run road and cockeysville right at western road as well as york road at sherwood road. 83 going to be clear. you won't have any delays from shawan road down to the beltway and here's what 695 looks like in parkville. everything up to speed here at harford road but do be aware that there's a wind warning in effect for the key bridge. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. severe weather is taking its toll all over the country. especially down in the deep south. >> yeah, we have flooding here but they're dealing with tornadoes elsewhere. someone had a camera when one of the twisters came through the area. >> if you want to have more sex revert back to the 1950s. men do their work and women stick to their chores. how notshaking up the traditional gender roles could have a positive effect on your
morning of a striking down a storm in northwest georgia. take a look at this. you see a huge funnel cloud moving through about 60 miles northwest of atlanta. the tornado destroyed home and flipped over a number of cars and at least one person was killed from the storm. the fire chief there says the storm's high winds caused also some significant damage to a hoe mel and also a manufacturing -- motel and also a manufacturing facility. the check on our weather because the big story right now is the rain out there or at least what we saw early this morning and overnight. >> we did get a lot of flooding out there and we have the rain totals to show you but also wind gusts today. 40-mile an hour wind gusts being reported now in reisterstown and columbia 45. and 35 in bel air. stevensville, 40, 44 in chesapeake beach and federalsburg, 60-mile an hour wind gusts. so yes that's why we have that wind advisory that's in effect for today. and that goes right until about 6:00 this evening. so be prepared for that. we can see temperatures right now in reisterstown at 45
degrees and 48 in hanover and the temperatures we are looking at in chesapeake beach at 54. stevensville coming in at 51. so we can see the temperatures are pretty much on the mild side this morning. but they will fall as we go through time. now here have only of the rainfall totals already accumulating. this is not included on what we got yesterday or last night. .8 of an inch of rain in columbia. .6 in chesapeake beach and close to an inch already in stephensville. so we are really feeling it and that's why we did have the flood warnings up and a lot of spots. as we look at the satellite and radar, finally this big batch of rain is pushing out of the area. we just have this one line, this will cross the eastern shore this morning. but then our attention focuses on the snow that we're going to receive and also the windy conditions across the area. and abc2's most accurate future trend is going to pick up on the snow that will begin to move in here tomorrow morning. you can see the light snow across the area. so we're looking in southern
maryland also across the eastern shore. that gets out of here very quickly and then temperatures are going to be on the cold side. speaking of that today, decreasing clouds and decreasing temperatures. windy and colder. light snow overnight with that temperature at 26. the breezes will continue by tomorrow, the morning showers much colder with that high coming in at 35. seven day forecast looks like this. as another shot of some snow showers move in here as we go into sunday. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, we are dealing with flooding across the regibaltimo county be extra careful in cockeysville. a lot of flooding reported on western run road at western road. and as well as york road at sherwood road and the problems will persist as we make our way down to towson with a lot of flooding on chundley road and york road as well. if you are traveling on 95 we have a crash right now blocking three northbound lanes approaching route 32 and and here's what it looks like at route 175. expect heavy delays in the area. 695 much different story though
here just south of burning highway. everything is moving right along but we do have a wind warning in effect for those of you traveling across the key bridge. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. news time 5:16. and a new study claims seventh graders exposed to alcohol ads on tv and like the ads may experience more severe problems related to alcohol later in their adolescence. drinking is often thought of as being cool and rebellious and this is the problem for children and alcohol. for boys and girls the more the alcohol use grew from seventh to tenth grade. well, this might sound like a study from the 1950s but it's new research and it finds that husbands and wives who assign house work along traditional gender lines have more sex than those who split the chores more equitably. those who split the chores more evenly tend to have the least active sex life. if the husband did no
stereotypical jobs the female tasks, then couples have sex nearly two times more per month than couples in which husbands shared the housework. i don't know. if my husband was walking around with a laundry basket it'd go a long way. it's the kind of stuff you see at the end of the basketball game that last ditch effort with the ball and the hoop. >> yeah it rarely makes it in. that's obviously the way the percentages work out but when you see this and you see the young man who nailed it. you'll hear from him in just a bit. because he says his career isn't over. >> it must be hard to see while wearing a mascot costume. at least that must explain what's going on here with this. we'll share it with you when we come back.
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now ben gerard took the shot. she's the 17-year-old captain of the team and he says i do this all the time. this is easy. >> i just put it like on my hip and i just tossed it with as much force as i really could. >> gerard doubts he could ever really do it again. hiss team would go on to win the game and he says he wants to continue playing basketball and who wouldn't? he's going to go to college in rhode island and he's not done just yet. an unfortunate collision with a cheerleading basketball player and a mascot. this is rocky. i don't like this. i mean she lands square on her face. the cheerleader was doing a mid back flip during her routine and like a true pro what does rocky do? he's got badding -- padding and the muscles. i got to do some reps here and push-ups. the cheerleader though was all right. right on the head. >> you did see her basically get off the court and hopefully she's okay. >> it looked worse than it was. for the first time in 40 years the superstar which return to the oscar -- will return to the oscar stage.
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5:25 right now. for the first time in 36 years, singer and actress barbra streisand will perform at the academy awards. she last sang on the oscar stage in 1977 when she belted out a song from "is star is born." that same year she won best original song for "evergreen." other powerhouse performers will include adele and forare jones. they will air right here an abc2 -- on abc2 on february 24th. justin timberlake will be getting out the suit and tie for the grammy's. the singer and actor is joining the list of performers at the
55th annual grammy awards. it will be the first return to the grammy stage in four years. he released his single from his new album and she joined a star -- he joins a star-studded lineup for the grammy's. they air on february 10th. vincent chase and entourage are jumping from the big screen to the -- small screen to the big screen. it followed the hollywood exploits of a hot young actor vince, his buddies and his agent. as we have come to know as time has rocked on vince was mark wahlberg. >> absolutely. yeah he was -- >> it will be interesting to see it on the big screen. stay with us this morning, they're among the most exciting toys that children can have and now one child is in trouble with his creation from legos. >> also ahead this morning a child is still being held hostage in a bunker in alabama.
we'll have the latest on the efforts to rescue him and bring the kidnapper to justice. >> reporter: good morning, topping america's money, blame the government. the economic recovery all but failed last quarter mainly because of cuts but housing consumer spending and business investments were good. but a study finds that more than 40% of american households are just one emergency away from financial ruin. they don't have enough savings to cover basic livings expenses for three months. almost a third of us have no savings' account at all. and wal-mart is now limiting sales of ammunition to just three boxes per customer per day. the largest fun seller says the -- gun sellers says supplies are limited. and while blackberry was showing off the new phones and operating system it also announced its new global creative director alicia keys, she'll be quote hands-on and involved in content development. that's america's money, have a terrific thursday. i'm sunny hostin.
what a start to your thursday morning. heavy rains soaked many roads and possibly affecting your commute. we are live out there showing you just how bad it is. fewer than 90 thundershowers to kickoff -- hours to kickoff but who's counting? fans are ramping up a fever pitch ahead of sunday's big game in the big easy. and it's time to meet mom and dad. the harbaugh parents address the media ahead of their sons squaring off for super bowl xlvii. we'll tell you what they had to say on this thursday morning, the final day of january. and thank you for being with us, i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle. the big story right now though is if you haven't looked outside the windy get ready -- window get ready because you are in for a soaker. it was wet overnight and that's